Division of Social Work (SOCARB)

The division oversees education and research in the field of social work.

The field of social work addresses people's living conditions and experiences, the causes and consequences of social problems and the measures taken to address them and the questions of social vulnerability and exclusion.

Social work is an academic discipline and professional field spanning both local and global levels, across varied social sectors and concerns people in all stages of life.

The division's research is conducted in two research environments; Social Work and Welfare Law. The research areas are:

  • Children, young people and welfare institutions
  • The elderly
  • Responses to interpersonal violence
  • Transnational social work
  • Migration
  • Theory-based research in social work


The division organises the Bachelor's programme in Social Work, the Master's Programme in Social Work, free-standing courses, contract education, and third-cycle education. 


Doctoral studies


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